Blogtober – Comic Book Inspired Makeup – Day 2 – Wonder Woman!

If you haven’t seen Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman movie, with Gal Gadot fantastically filling the titular role, where have you been?! This is by far the best movie of the year, and is currently holding up the entire DCEU on it’s own (I’m praying that Justice League will at least be good!). As a movie about a strong female character, and directed by a strong woman, only one word can describe it for me; iconic. Don’t tell me the “No Man’s Land” scene, where Diana ignores every man telling her not to go up onto the battle field and does it anyway, didn’t invoke at least a little emotion from you. It was the first time I’d seen a female character look at a man telling her what to do and completely scorn his advice, and end up leading the men. The very first time a female character has not looked to men and asked “what do we do now?”. Yup, iconic is the perfect word.

Blogtober – Comic Book Inspired Makeup – Day 1 – Batman!

I’m secretly a huge comic book nerd, right down to the reading. I’m a firm DC comics fan (soz Marvel, you’re cool too though!) and I decided a while ago that I wanted to start creating a few makeup looks based on characters from my favourite comics. I asked on Twitter what people thought, and I got an overwhelmingly positive response with more than 90% of 33 participants saying I should do one look every day in October. So I wrote my list and got started today!
The first look is based on a very iconic character – Batman. Everyone knows who Batman is – we grew up with the animated series and one incarnation of him on the silver screen (Ben Affleck is currently doing a pretty stellar job!). Batman was an obvious first choice for me – I’m a huge fan of the batfam in general and yes; every member will be featured in this series.

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Review: Makeup Revolution Iconic Smokey Palette

I first discovered Makeup Revolution through Instagram and fell in love with their highlighter selection, and their prices! It you want good quality makeup that doesn’t cost the Earth, or want some quality products to start a makeup journey on, I can’t recommend them enough! With that said, I recently bought the Iconic Smokey eyeshadow palette (well, 2; one for me and one for the giveaway) and have been very happy with my purchase. Not only is this a great dupe for the more expensive Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette, but the quality is fantastic for the price, and the colour selection is beautiful.

Tutorial: Every Day Eye Look

Over time, I have learned the importance of having a quick go-to look for my makeup. It needs to be good enough to make me feel confident in my appearance, but also quick enough to take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. With that, here is my go-to quick eye makeup look…